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    Default Ferric Tide Font

    The first in my Ferric series, which I'll be basing off of several 1700-1720 maps I've collected images of.

    Still need to do the kerning, so I'm not uploading the font just yet, but I've finished the glyphs (I think). This font is meant for labeling oceans and things -- I can't imagine anyone wanting numerals in it (especially since there will be numerals in the other Ferric fonts), so I didn't include numerals. But that makes me feel like a bad font designer. What do you guys think? Does it need numbers?



    Edit 3/4/2011: Uploaded "beta" -- non-commercial use only, please.
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    You are turning into a font machine!

    (sniff - we've lost him^d^d^dher to the dark side...)

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    Well, the whole point here is to make fonts for my maps .... and for the rest of the Guild to use for their maps. Plus, I have two maps in progress getting regular updates, too

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    So....

    How hard would it be to make a set of symbol glyphs? Say if we had a contest to make map icons..... and all the entries were to be turned into a font pack...

    (Thinking out loud)...

    ((In type))...

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    That honestly wouldn't be that hard at all. It's just a matter of re-vectorizing them (the font is in quadratic beziers, and every other image-editing program I've seen/found is in cubic beziers -- they don't translate well so you have to redraw them). They'd have to be pure black/white though.

    It'd be really fun and rewarding, too. I'd totally volunteer to make the font pack after the challenge. It really could all be done in one font, too. There's a LOT of space for symbols. It'd just be a wingdings font.

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    I can see the usefulness of numbers and punctuation because I use them for things other than maps. But that's up to you so just keep having fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    (sniff - we've lost him to the dark side...)
    -Rob A>
    For some reason I thought Gidde was a woman....did I get you mixed up with someone else?
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    Gidde! How are you doing this at such speed? This is amazingly fast and great work! Numbers probably are a necessity as people might want to use them for Lats and Longs, and the scale bar. I'm just about to start the uppercase with Blair Hand Italics, work has been been pretty busy this week so I've not had a chance to make a decent run at it.

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    Nope Jax you were right, I just get called "him" so often on the internet and xbox that I don't bother to correct it every time

    Ravs, this particular font went really fast because (a) I was able to find examples of every single letter on my reference maps, (b) it's small caps so all I really had to do with the lowercase glyphs was fix the line widths, and (c) it's an extremely geometric font, so once i learned its "rules" drawing all the glyphs was pretty darn easy. The next in the family will use non-extended versions of these caps and actual lowercase glyphs, so I think it will take some more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    For some reason I thought Gidde was a woman....did I get you mixed up with someone else?
    I should have remembered that

    -Sorry Gidde-

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